Branches & Locations

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The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria is a statewide organisation based in Melbourne and with 12 vitally active regional branches. Whilst Branch members all have access to Embroidery House and associated benefits, branch members also enjoy their own locally-based monthly or weekly activities, classes, exhibitions, excursions, newsletters and more. 

Branches have formed strong bonds to learn from and support each other and are thrilled to have published a joint photographic book in 2021 titled 'Together'. Copies are at every branch and The EGV library and we know you'll enjoy seeing our beautiful works.

Each branch kindly invites you to join them at their meetings and gatherings. Experienced members willingly help beginners who are new to embroidery or particular types of embroidery.

Please click on the links below to see exciting traditional and contemporary embroideries and textiles that are happening at country branches. 
(Branches' websites are currently being updated) 

Are you thinking of joining a branch? Please click here: Questions and Answers    IMG_0156 2

Welcome to our Albury/Wodonga Branch

About us

We are a group of about 60 members and as a group we are interested in many different forms of embroidery and needlework.

We have varying degrees of skills and capabilities and we celebrate the work of all our members.

There are talented members of our branch who are willing to share their skills and experience to teach specific techniques and types of embroidery.

Our group is a friendly, sociable one where visitors are made very welcome.

We run workshops, monthly classes and 'Sit and Sew' sessions.

An exhibition of our work is held every three years.

We hold retreats, where members may choose to stitch mystery projects, as well as occasional excursions.

 

Having fun and enjoying the company of other like-minded friends are our goals. Please contact us with any enquiries. We’d love to hear from you. 😊

 

Where we meet:

Mirambeena Community Centre

19 Martha Mews

Lavington NSW 2641

 

Branch Postal Address:

PO Box 49 Lavington NSW 2641

 

Meetings:

   We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, from 9.30 am - 2.00 pm (February - November)

   In January we have 2 consecutive 'Sit and Sew' days

•  Our Creative Play Group meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month, meeting at Albury Library Museum, where fabric and fibre are explored in a creative, contemporary way with no rules.

Contact:

President:  0402 097 565

Email:        aw@embroiderersguildvic.org

Instagram:

Take a look at some of the amazing work created by members of our branch at https://www.instagram.com/albury.stitchers/

 

             

           

                                            

               

 

Welcome to our Ararat Branch
 
We are a small group of enthusiastic ladies and men who practise and encourage a widely diversified range of handicrafts and embroideries. Our members are a mixture of experienced and beginner stitchers and we are more than willing to share our knowledge and skills. Throughout the year we hold many inhouse workshops and courses to expand our knowledge of our craft.  We would love you to come and join us for a cuppa, a stitch and maybe learn some new crafting skills.
 
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The Ararat Harness Racing Club
Blake Street
Ararat 3377
(behind Ararat North Primary School)
 
Branch Postal Address

PO Box 335
ARARAT  3377

Contact President: 0418579997

Email:  ararat@embroiderersguildvic.org

Meetings
Beginners welcome!
Sit and stitch days are held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday and the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, with three open meetings each year and one of these being the Annual General Meeting
 
Classes

The Class Coordinator organises external and inhouse tutors throughout the year for varying handicraft and embroidery skill classes

Newsletters

Newsletters are produced on a monthly basis, keeping all members informed of upcoming events and helping to keep in touch with what’s happening in the guild community.  These are posted to members without email.

Although we are a small group of stitchers and crafters, we are delighted to have a varied skill set.  Come and join us and see what we have to offer.

Stitching Day Samples

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Welcome to our Ballarat Branch 
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Ballarat became a branch in 1984 and currently is one of the larger branches of the guild with approximately 120 members.
 

Our aims are to provide a safe and friendly ambience, to conduct classes of choice for our members and visitors to enhance their embroidery skills, to share knowledge, and most importantly, to enjoy the social interaction within our branch.  

Our branch has a lease with the Ballarat Bridge Club. We are very fortunate to have a large meeting/stitching room with excellent lighting, air conditioning, heating, and a well-equipped kitchen area. We have a well-stocked library and a secure storeroom to house embroidery items, documents and embroidery tools.

Our Newsletter Editor is kept busy presenting a colourful monthly newsletter to keep our members updated with news, embroidery tips, photos and places and events to attend. Most are emailed; some sent by post.

If you would like to learn more about our branch and activities you are welcome to call, text or visit us on the days we meet as noted below. We would be delighted to hear from you. Beginners to experienced stitchers are very welcome.

 

We meet at:

The  Ballarat Bridge Club
1001 Eyre Street, Ballarat.

Postal Address:

P.O.Box 45w
Ballarat West 3350.

Contact:

Ballarat Secretary
 

Email: ballarat@embroiderersguildvic.org

 
Ballarat Branch welcomes all Guild members and visitors to our groups every month from February to November.

Sit and Sew
1st Saturday: 10.30am – 3.00pm

Smocking and Beading
2nd Tuesday: 10.30am – 3.00pm

Lace Group
2nd Tuesday: 6.00pm – 9.00pm

Everybody Counts
2nd Thursday: 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Sit and Sew
3rd Tuesday: 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Sit and Sew
3rd Thursday: 10.30am – 3.00pm

Patchwork
4th Tuesday: 10.30am – 3.00pm
4th Tuesday: 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Creative Works
4th Wednesday: 10.30am – 3.00pm

Some groups are embroidery specific, such as 'Everybody Counts', which relates to embroidery whereby you count stitches such as cross stitch, hardanger etc. However, many members choose to do their own style of embroidery at these groups. The aim is to be comfortable and enjoy each others' company and skills.

Other Meetings and Events:

Monthly Committee meetings.

Three general meetings held in March, July and November.

Branch AGM held on the 1st Saturday in May.

Branch Biennial Exhibition (next 2022.)

‘Autumn Leaves’ Seminar  April 12 - 16th 2023

Autumn Leaves Info

Autumn Leaves Update

 

class list and booking form

class requirements and tutor information

We’d love to meet you.

 

Please click on the link below to see samples of the 450 beautiful exhibits at our 2020 Exhibition titled 'Needles, Knots and Threads'.

Ballarat Exhibition 2020

Below are 9 samples that highlight our diversity.

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Welcome to our Bendigo Branch
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Welcome to the Bendigo Branch of The Embroiderers Guild Victoria. We are a large group of likeminded ladies who meet to share our interests and passions in all forms of embroidery. We have a display of members’ work and boutique items each month, as well as upcoming class examples to inspire everyone.

We produce a monthly newsletter ‘Golden Stitches’ listing our events and programs to keep all members informed.

We are all happy to share our skills and knowledge with each other and visitors alike,
so why not come and join us?

Our group was formed out of the 1972 Pen and Needle Group of The Embroiderers Guild Victoria, when our inaugural President, Dorothy Addlem (a Guild Member for over 50 years) met with Phyllis Toy, Mary Cail, Helen Burgess and Marj Orde to form a Guidance Group at the home of Phyllis Toy. By 1982 this group had outgrown the home meetings and moved to an external venue, where it continued to grow. On May 5, 1991 we became a Branch of the Guild and have prospered for more than 30 years.

We meet at:

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Old Marong Shire Hall
31 Adam Street, Marong
(Melway ref: 609 C3)
 
Branch Postal Address:
PO Box 2045, Mail Centre, Bendigo, 3554
 

Contact: President: 0417 112 781
Correspondence Secretary: 0418 552 499      

Email: bendigo@embroiderersguildvic.org

Monthly Meetings: Regular Progam

All meetings are held at Marong unless otherwise stated, with the exception of January

General Meeting – 1st Sunday of each month, 10am to 3pm

Boutique – 2nd Monday of each month, 10:30am to 2pm

Sit and Sew – 3rd Sunday of each month, 10am to 3pm

Bead Group – 2nd Saturday of each month (held in private homes)

Northern Sit and Sew – a yearly program of meetings held on either Wednesday or Thursday and in a different rural location, ie: Echuca, Rochester, Deniliquin

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Biennial Exhibition – The Art of Creative Threads, 11-13 November, 2022

 

Summer School – January each year

Winter School – each alternate July

Sewing Camp – in May and August each year

Market Day – November alternate year to the Exhibition

Bendigo Agricultural Show – sponsorship and promotion

Craft Alive - Promotion

Visitors are most welcome to attend. Come and join us. We look forward to meeting you 😊

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Welcome to our Castlemaine Branch
 
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Mount Alexander Golf Club
Wimble Street
Castlemaine
 
Branch Postal Address:
PO Box 156, Castlemaine, 3450
 
 
Contact: President 0407 770 350     Email: cmaine@embroiderersguildvic.org
 

Meetings: We meet on the third Wednesday (except January and December) from 10.00am to 3.00pm. At these meetings members sit and sew to work on individual and/or group projects. There are guest speakers, demonstrations and mini classes, a trading table and shared luncheons. Every 5th Wednesday of the month there is an extra “Sit and Sew” at Buda Historic Home and Garden.

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Visitors are most welcome to come and see what we do or sew with us whenever we meet. 

Guidance groups meet monthly: 

  • Counted Thread
  • Texture and Stitch (textiles and surface embellishment) 
  • PLUS: we provide
  • A comprehensive lending library covering all forms of stitching and textile art
  • Workshops, and classes
  • 'Needlepoints' a lively and informative monthly newsletter

For more information, download our Brochure

 
Welcome to Flinders Branch 
 
We are moving!
We will no longer be meeting at Flinders Yacht Club - from 31/7/23 we will meet at our new location of St. Johns Anglican Church Hall (see details below).
 
Stitching and friendship

The EGV Flinders Branch is a friendly group of embroiderers with all levels of skill, enthusiasm and interest and we welcome new stitchers or those on holiday in the area to join us.

Meetings: All Guild members and other visitors are welcome to join us every first Monday, third Monday and every fifth Monday  (if the month has a fifth Monday) of the month at the St. John's Anglican Church Hall. 

We meet from 10am until 4pm for a full day of stitching (BYO lunch).AMclassFlinders

We regularly invite tutors of various techniques to instruct us with their projects and we enjoy learning and sharing new techniques through classes, workshops and our Sit 'n Sew days at Flinders.

We continue our stitching journey meeting monthly in a smaller Guidance Group in a private home in the Rosebud area (second Wednesday 9.30am - 12.30pm)

 
We meet at:

St. John's Anglican Church Hall

King Street,

Flinders, 3929

Email: flinders@embroiderersguildvic.org

Branch Postal Address:
C/- PO Box 2126, ROSEBUD 3939
 
 
 

  

 
Welcome to our Geelong Branch
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St David's Uniting Church Hall
Cnr Aphrasia and Talbot Streets
Newtown


Branch Postal Address:

PO Box 252, Geelong, 3220
 

Contact:      Email: geelong@embroiderersguildvic.org

Meetings: Sit and Sew:  We meet from 10am to 2pm on the second Monday of the month.
At this meeting, we sew and chat, use our library and enjoy guest speakers. We sometimes have a 'taster table' where you can learn a new technique or stitch. Visitors and Guild members from elsewhere are always welcome.
 

Special interest groups also meet regularly - please contact us for current meeting places.
Some groups now meet at: South Barwon Community Centre, 33 Mt Pleasant Road, Belmont

Artist’s Books
Second Saturday of the month: 10am - 12.30pm
Meeting at South Barwon Community Centre

Canvaswork
Third Thursday of the month:  11am - 3pm
Meeting at South Barwon Community Centre

GeeTag (Geelong Textile Arts Group)
Second Saturday of the month: 12.45pm – 4pm
Meeting at South Barwon Community Centre.  GeeTag (Textile Arts) Group

Patchwork Group
Fourth Tuesday of the month: 10am.

Slow Stitch Group 
Second Thursday of the month 10am - 2pm
Creatively playing with stitch.  Includes Boro, Kantha and Sashiko etc 

Wyndham Vale Group (formerly Manor Lakes Group)
First Thursday of the month at 11am - 3pm.
Meeting at Craft Room, Tarneit Skies Retirement Village 
Bring something to sew or join a group activity (bring needle and scissors) and lunch.

More groups meet regularly at members’ homes
The Bellarine Belles and Ocean Grove Group are just two of them.

We also provide:

  • ‘Introduction to Embroidery’ sessions (Please contact us if you wish to join a beginners' session)
  • Classes in a range of techniques from beginner to advanced levels throughout the year. 
  • A comprehensive library available for borrowing covering traditional and contemporary embroidery and textile arts.
  • Fun, friendship, and a stitch-supportive environment.

For the latest class and meeting details please click here to check our Blog:

www.embroiderygeelong.org

 

Exhibition:

Our Up Up and Away Exhibition will finally take place on 8th, 9th and 10th September 2023 at the Geelong West Town Hall, Pakington Street, Geelong West.

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Classes and Workshops:

Christmas tree or wreath workshop - taught by Margaret Mould. Wednesday, 30th November 2022, at South Barwon Community Centre. Cost $25.

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Classes planned for 2023:

Aemilia Ars - taught by Denise Bell, a 2 day class. Wednesdays 22nd February and 8th March at South Barwon Community Centre. Cost $90. 

Reticella - taught by Denise Bell, a 2 day class. Wednesdays 10th and 24th May at South Barwon Community Centre. Cost : $90.

These classes cover different types of lace making.

Creative canvas work - taught by Gillian Norris, a 2 day class.

 

Please enjoy our latest embroideries:

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IMG_8147   Canvas work and felting by Gillian N

IMG_8145  Felt work by Valda K

IMG_1035   Sashiko by Marilyn M

IMG_8146   Felting and Surface Stitchery Gillian N

IMG_1037   Blackwork by Marilyn M     

image1  Canvas work by Pauline M

 

 
 
 
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About Us
 

Our small branch of 35 members has blossomed to 51 in the past year and we are delighted. There is a strong sense of friendship and belonging, as our lovely members are full of fun, generous and genuinely interested in each other's work.  Sewing twice-weekly means that we are very productive and enjoy a diversity of skills, techniques, materials and projects.

We sew beautifully traditional and excitingly contemporary embroideries.  It's wonderful to have talented members willing to teach us and we simply ask if we'd like help.

                                                       

Some of our embroideries are quick and easy and some are complex, taking a long time.  We do whatever suits each of us and learn along the way.

We invite you to click on the links below to view a little of our work and to contact us to say "Hello".

 

Meetings:

  • We 'Sit and Sew' every Wednesday and Friday from 9:30am - 3:00pm-ish

           (Every member comes and goes whenever it suits 😊)

  • We are welcome to sew on the second and fourth Saturday of each month alongside with our felting group

           (Please contact us for details re: dates and entry)

                                                                                                                      

Invitation:

If you live in our Sunraysia area and are interested in sewing, you will be warmly greeted when you pop in.  Each member will happily show you what they're stitching - and there will be a wide variety.  You don't need to bring anything to sew; just come and chat.  Do you need to be experienced?  Definitely not!

If you are travelling, please pop in to stitch with us.  We'd love to hear about your sewing and what's happening in your branch or group.

        

 

Highlights:

  • We enjoy our January-February Summer School with specific skills or projects being offered in-house
  • Our exhibition occurs every 2 years
  • Each year we publish our annual book, which showcases our members and their wonderful work
  • Our annual retreat is held at Euston so that members can visit for day trips
  • Visiting tutors are organised to teach projects and techniques
  • Sharing ideas with other branches at our monthly Zoom meeting

 

Social Media

We invite you to view a range of our textiles on Facebook:                               

https://www.facebook.com/embroiderersguildmildura

(Instagram coming soon)Mildura Branch website changes 2023 Social Media

 

Newsletters:

Most weeks, we produce a photographic and informative newsletter, which is emailed or posted to all members

Please see example:

 

The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria - Mildura Branch

#20 Newsletter and Photos August 1 2023

Chris Burton's Challenge Workshop

 

 

Published Books:

1. The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria, Mildura Branch 2018

2. Exhibition "A Good Yarn - 50 Years Long" 2018

3. The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria, Mildura Branch 2019

4. Our Year in Isewlation, 2020

5. A-Z of Bugs 2020

6. Buttony 2021

7. Together 2021 - A compilation of embroiderers from all 12 EGV Branches

8. Staying Connected Apart:  Our year in Lockdowns 2021

9. Sew Gourdgeous Exhibition 2022

10. Gourdgeous 2022

11. Blossoming 2022 (almost complete)

12. Find the Pearl by our talented member Alice Gove

13. Donna and the Daisies by Alice Gove

14. Jean Gray - 2022 Centenarian (our esteemed member) 

 

Links to digital versions of all books can be emailed on request to anyone who would like to enjoy them.  E: mildura@embroiderersguildvic.org

 

                                

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NB.  You might need to refresh the link once or twice to view a book. 

Happy stitching from us all in sunny Mildura 🌻

 

Welcome to our Mornington Peninsula Branch
 

We are a small branch but love getting together at our meetings to sit and sew, share a variety of embroidery techniques and enjoy each other’s company.

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Mt Eliza Community Centre
Canadian Bay Rd, Mt Eliza
 

Branch Postal Address:
PO Box 220, Mt Eliza Vic 3930

Contact: 0423 204 969 

Email: mornington@embroiderersguildvic.org

Meetings: We meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from February to early December and on 5th Wednesdays when they occur, from 9:30am until 3:00pm

Exhibitions: We hold exhibitions, usually every 2 years. Our next exhibition will be in the Main Hall at "The Studio" Wilson Road, Mornington on Saturday 16th and Sundaty 17th September, 2023.

Invitation: We are a very friendly group, so please feel free to join us at one of our meetings where you will receive a warm welcome.

 

Welcome to our North Eastern Branch
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The Masonic Centre
Appin Street, Wangaratta
 
Branch Postal Address:
PO Box 904, Wangaratta Vic 3677
 
 
Meetings: Our meetings include classes in both traditional and contemporary stitching, sit and sew, and a wonderful display, where members show and talk about their latest embroidery.  Beginners are very welcome at all our meetings! 
 
  • The Day Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month, from 9.30am to 2.00pm.
  • The Evening Group meets on the first Monday of each month from 6.00pm to 9.30pm at the Masonic Lodge. We sit and stitch, or work on a planned activity.
  • The Traditional Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 9.30am to 1.30pm, alternately at Wangaratta Masonic Lodge and Mulwala Lifestyle Village.
 
Welcome to our South Western Branch
 
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Warrnambool West Primary School
Hoddle Street, Warrnambool
 
Branch Postal Address:
PO Box 433, Warrnambool Vic 3280
 
 
Meetings:  
  • General Meeting - Warrnambool West Primary School, Second Tuesday 7.30 pm
  • Daytime Sit & Sews - Members Homes, First & Third Thursdays, Noon - 4 pm
  • Guidance DaysWarrnambool West Primary School, Last Thursday, 10 am - 3 pm
  • Stall Sewing Day - Warrnambool West Primary School, Fourth Thursday (whenever the month has 5 Thursdays), 10 am - 3 pm.
 

Click on About EGV for details of regular meetings, stitching groups, classes and events based at our Head Office in Malvern.